International companies head out to regions

With the Prague labour market becoming increasingly crowded, higher fluctuation and the growth of expenses related to salaries and rent, companies are increasingly heading out to other Czech regions. As the survey conducted by ABSL illustrates, more than half of the employees within the business services are based in cities outside the capital. Investors find especially attractive regions of Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc, Plzeň and increasingly also other smaller cities with universities. The business services sector is expected to grow in such regions faster than in Prague.

Out of the 100,000 employees within the Czech business services, 22% are located in Brno, 13% in Ostrava, 2% in Olomouc and another 2% in Plzeň. The companies, however, increasingly move also to Hradec Králové, Liberec, České Budějovice or Pardubice – these and other smaller cities account for up to 13% of the employees within the sector.

For example in Olomouc the rental prices are around 28% lower than in Prague or Brno. In Ostrava the difference is even larger with rental prices approximately 30% lower than in Prague and Brno and offers to the companies a good choice of office spaces to facilitate their growth. The salaries in Olomouc are on average 29% lower in than in Prague, in Ostrava 28% lower and in Brno 24% lower.

You may fnd more information in the latest press release (in Czech only).